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OSU is Oregon State. The rest suck balls. Go OU. Fuck Big 10.
You get used to it. In NJ, I was freaked out whenever I saw a cockroach, because of the thought that your surroundings were just dirty. Here in GA, you get them no matter what, clean, not clean, doesn't matter. Unless you have a regular exterminator visit (which we do, every 2 months....the only roaches I usually see are dead).
From what I gather, if you do have decent employment, the qualify of life in NM is very good, which I guess is what makes it an attractive place for so many tech companies. Good for them. In most states, if you are selling a mobile home, the only way it's worth $180K is if the bathtub is still full of meth and it comes with the house.